13.10.16 by Jeff

Booooooom TV Guide: Best Animations of the Week

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If you haven’t been keeping up, this week there’s lot of new animation work on our video platform, Booooooom TV. We pick the best of the web and throw in some of our own video productions in there too. Hopefully you’ll see a bunch of stuff here that you won’t find anywhere else.

I recommend watching:

1) Benjy Brooke’s terrific short “Power Hungry” (wish it was longer).

2) A film about a record-breaking flight created using an old typewriter.

3) Animation for Sneaks “Tough Luck” – love the drawing style!

 

 

19.09.16 by Jeff

Constructive Criticism: Share Your Work

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After all the responses last time, thought it’d be nice to do this again! Every week I get lots of emails asking for feedback on work and it’s pretty overwhelming and impossible to get through them all. The Monthly Reader Submissions posts exist for this very reason (so if you want to submit work please continue to share your work through these posts).

I wanted to try out a slightly different post here, one dedicated to providing people with some constructive criticism and feedback on the things they’re making. If you’re brave enough to share an image and link of your work below I will try to provide you with some feedback but also, and more importantly (because there’s only one of me), I’d like to invite other readers to give some polite, helpful, insightful comments to those submitting as well! It’s really hard to step outside yourself and see your own work with fresh eyes, and having a bunch of different sets of eyes provide feedback may help you improve.

Ideally the feedback is honest and direct (but not mean), and people in this community can actually spur each other onto to create stronger work. I realise this is a delicate balance to strike especially on the Internet so we’ll see how it goes.

To submit work or provide feedback open up the full post (either by clicking on the post title, the image above or the link at the bottom) and scroll down to the comments section. Please read the guidelines below!

 

Guidelines:

1. If you share your own work here, please also leave some feedback for others that have posted work. It helps the community!

2. Please don’t flood the comments with a dozen images, just post 1 image that represents your best work along with 1 link.

3. Keep in mind your post may not show up right away because it has an image attached. It may need to be manually approved first so don’t freak out and post a million times, once is enough. This is not about curation, it’s the way our commenting system is setup.

4. If you are providing feedback for someone please remember: Constructive criticism is the process of offering valid and well-reasoned opinions about the work of others, usually involving both positive and negative comments, in a friendly manner rather than an oppositional one. The purpose of constructive criticism is to improve the outcome. (via)

 

SUBMIT WORK / PROVIDE FEEDBACK

16.08.16 by Jeff

Film Premiere: “The Hold Downs” by Ian Durkin

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Today we’re excited to officially release a surf film we produced for our friends at Flexfit. The film is part of an on-going series where we give filmmakers the chance to make a film for fun! For this one, we teamed up with director Ian Durkin.

An ode to the party wave, “The Hold Downs” follows a small town surf gang as they cruise their home turf—surveying the scene, holding court at the local break and hot-dogging for any and all onlookers at the beach.

The film features the talents of Trevor Gordon, Travers Adler, Tosh Clements and Spencer Gordon. You can watch it below but you’ll probably wanna watch it nice and big over on Booooooom TV.

 

 

Oh, and a little extra something! If you wanna snag one of the special (very rare) hats we made for the film, simply share the film on Twitter and mention us @Booooooom or share it on Facebook and leave a comment below with a link to your post. We’ll hook up three of you with a hat and throw in some sticker packs to some others as well.

 

23.06.16 by Jeff

Booooooom TV Guide

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Lots of new content going up daily on our video platform, Booooooom TV. All film and video content will be published there so you should bookmark it if you haven’t already.

I recommend watching:

1) This clip of a producer you probably never heard of called Jblack.

2) This short film on the unknown art of foley.

3) The final episode of the greatest internet series ever made.

 

28.04.16 by Jeff

Ultimate List of all the Best Art + Photo Tumblrs to Follow

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*Update April 28th 2016 – We are continuing to update this list, removing Tumblrs that are no longer updated very frequently, and adding more as they are submitted. Please read the text below before submitting your Tumblr for consideration! Thank you all for the help, this has become an amazing resource – let’s keep it going!

 

I am compiling an extensive list of all the art and photography Tumblrs worth following. I would love your help to make this the ultimate list! Please leave a comment below with your suggestions and I will update this list with the best suggestions.

This list will focus as much as possible on Tumblrs that survey new work by different people and credit the creators of the images. Please do not submit Tumblrs that only focus on one person’s work (ie. your own personal portfolio) or mood boards that do not make any effort to link back to the source of the work.

Please share this with friends, the more input we have the better this resource will be!

 

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adambellefeuil.tumblr.com

antronaut.net

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artistportfoliosites.tumblr.com

artofdarkness.co

artruby.com

badbananas.tumblr.com

blackcontemporaryart.tumblr.com

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bradypus.tumblr.com

bremser.tumblr.com

bryanschutmaat.tumblr.com

burnsidepacific.tumblr.com

contemporary-art-blog.com

cosascool.tumblr.com

covetarts.tumblr.com

darksilenceinsuburbia.tumblr.com

drawingdiary.tumblr.com

eiginleiki.net

exhibition-ism.com

eyescapemagazine.tumblr.com

fecalface.tumblr.com

folknouveau.tumblr.com

foundinspirationmovingforward.tumblr.com

frntrs.tumblr.com

gallery44.tumblr.com

gh0stgums.com

gills.tumblr.com

gradientchild.tumblr.com

grossgaians.tumblr.com

heathwest.tumblr.com

heliocentrism.tumblr.com

hifructosemag.tumblr.com

hldky.tumblr.com

holyurl.tumblr.com

human-empathy.tumblr.com

hydeordie.com

hyperallergic.tumblr.com

i-love-art.tumblr.com

iamjapanese.tumblr.com

iceblack.tumblr.com

if-you-leave.tumblr.com

iheartmyart.com

inspiredbyme.tumblr.com

jennilee.tumblr.com

jesuisperdu.tumblr.com

jillsies.tumblr.com

julianminima.tumblr.com

juxtapozmag.tumblr.com

killthecollector.tumblr.com

kinetics.tumblr.com

krypten.tumblr.com

la-beaute–de-pandore.tumblr.com

lacma.tumblr.com

laravissante.tumblr.com

lepoeteborgne.tumblr.com

lesthetiquedelinventaire.tumblr.com

like-ivy.tumblr.com

limboyouth.com

m75.tumblr.com

maciekjasik.tumblr.com

malaising.tumblr.com

mayanhandballcourt.com

mdme-x.tumblr.com

mpdrolet.tumblr.com

murmansea.tumblr.com

museumoflatinamericanart.tumblr.com

museumuesum.tumblr.com

myampgoesto11.tumblr.com

mydarkenedeyes.tumblr.com

mydeadpony.tumblr.com

nattonelli.tumblr.com

nearlya.tumblr.com

neural-network.tumblr.com

ninebagatelles.tumblr.com

nopefun.com

nyctaeus.tumblr.com

oldhorse.tumblr.com

oneforeverywish.tumblr.com

oxane.tumblr.com

paper-journal.tumblr.com

photographersdirectory.tumblr.com

photographsonthebrain.com

planetaryfolklore.tumblr.com

plotsummary.tumblr.com

postpatternism.tumblr.com

razorshapes.tumblr.com

robotscrytoo.com

ronulicny.tumblr.com

roomdark.tumblr.com

rustybreak.tumblr.com

ryandonato.com

sculptores.tumblr.com

sculpture-center.tumblr.com

selektormagazine.tumblr.com

semihlakerta.tumblr.com

sensitive.tumblr.com

sfmoma.tumblr.com

shanellpapp.tumblr.com

shootinggallery.tumblr.com

showslow.tumblr.com

somewhatreal.tumblr.com

sonicteeth.tumblr.com

spatula.tumblr.com

spraybeast.tumblr.com

staged-photography.tumblr.com

supersonicelectronic.com

technolowgy.tumblr.com

the-coven.tumblr.com

the-drawing-center.tumblr.com

the-social-collective.tumblr.com

thecreatorsproject.tumblr.com

thefunctionfordrift.tumblr.com

thegetty.tumblr.com

theheavycollective.com

thewowpicture.tumblr.com

thisisnthappiness.com

timelightbox.tumblr.com

toutpetitlaplanete.tumblr.com

turbofolk.tumblr.com

unknowneditors.tumblr.com

untrustyou.tumblr.com

visual-poetry.tumblr.com

visualhunt.tumblr.com

voodoovoodoo.tumblr.com

wandering-bears.tumblr.com

whereiseefashion.tumblr.com

whitneymuseum.tumblr.com

wowgreat.tumblr.com

young-shot.com

 

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Leave a comment / Suggest a Tumblr to add!

 

19.04.16 by Jeff

Giveaway: Limited Edition Ultimate Ears Speaker Designed by Artist James Reka

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This week we have a giveaway designed by one of our friends, Australian artist James Reka. Ultimate Ears have just released a limited edition version of their UE BOOM 2 wireless speaker, featuring Reka’s signature graphics (retail value $199 USD).

If you’d like to snag this deluxe speaker, let us know what song you’d listen to first, in the comments below! We’ll pick a winner on May 6th.

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04.01.16 by Jeff

Booooooom Reader Submissions: January

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This is an OPEN CALL for you art and photography! I discovered so many amazing artists this past year in our monthly reader submissions posts. Just a reminder that this is not only a chance to share your work but to compliment and build up others in this community – they’re all your peers!

Not everything submitted will be featured, but keep in mind these posts often get well over 1,000 comments so you can imagine the amount of people who will see your work here. You have the ability to vote up work you see in here, it does help me to see the kind of work that the readers are really feeling.

Excited to see what you all share this month and all this year!

 

Submission Guidelines:

1. Please don’t flood the comments with a dozen images, just post 1 image that represents your best work along with 1 link.

2. If you see good work posted by someone upvote it so it appears at the top. This is not just a nice thing to do, it helps me see what work you actually like.

3. You can/should also encourage people who are sharing good work here! Comment on their posts and let them know you like what they’re doing. I really want to foster a community here, and this is a simple way you can connect with other people making work.

4. Keep in mind your post may not show up right away because it has an image attached. It may need to be manually approved first so don’t freak out and post a million times, once is enough.

 

SUBMIT WORK / LEAVE A COMMENT

 

24.12.15 by Jeff

The 20 Most Memorable Articles of 2015

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Merry Christmas everyone, here are the top 20 posts from 2015! These were our most shared articles this year (and a few of my personal favourites mixed in). If you missed last year’s post: Top 15 of 2014.

The first article linked below, our Seb Lester video, was watched 60 MILLION TIMES on Facebook (see here). 60 million??? I still can’t believe it.

 

SEBLESTER

An Interview with Master Calligrapher Seb Lester

 

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Mind-Melting Animated Gifs by Nicolas Fong

 

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Drawings of Motorcycles Using Coffee Cup Stains by Artist Carter Asmann

 

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Guy Hacks Turntable to Create Techno Music (The Hard Way)

 

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The Artwork of Artist Jean-Pierre Roy

 

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Stop-Motion Animator Dillon Markey Transforms Nintendo Power Glove into Something Actually Useful

 

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A Really Satisfying Instagram: Unexpected Photo Pairings

 

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Antoine Terrieux’s Incredible Hair Dryer Installations

 

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A Video Portrait of Sculptor Beth Cavener

 

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Empty Film Posters With the Movie Titles and Main Subjects Removed

 

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How Technology is Taking Over Our Lives: Illustrations by Jean Jullien

 

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The Artwork of Artist Kit King

 

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Nicolas Jaar Re-Scores 1969 Armenian Avant-Garde Film (Watch Full Film)

 

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Portraits of Japanese Kids with Fruit on their Shoulders by Photographer Osamu Yokonami

 

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Hilarious Street Art by Michael Pederson

 

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Jaw-Dropping Drone’s Eye View of Surfing Teahupo’o

 

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Kaleidoscope BMX Video Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Seen

 

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New York Rapper Secretly Records Entire Album Using Apple Store Computers

 

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Huge Nerds Build Beautiful Scale Model of Solar System in the Desert

 

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Photographer Creates Fungus to Destroy Photos With Spectacular Results